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    US treasury secretary meets Saudi crown prince in Riyadh

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:51am on October 23, 2018

    US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday held closed-door talks in Riyadh with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has faced a global backlash...

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    Flashpoint Indian temple closes without admitting women

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 06:10pm on October 23, 2018

    The latest window for worship at a flashpoint Indian shrine has closed without a single female devotee of menstruating age being admitted, despite a court...

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    Trump says US ready to bolster nuclear arsenal after vowing treaty pullout

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:04am on October 23, 2018

    President Donald Trump said Monday the United States is ready to build up its nuclear arsenal after announcing it is abandoning a Cold War-era nuclear...

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    Indonesia disaster ‘punishment for gay activities’, says Malaysian politician

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 05:40pm on October 23, 2018

    Malaysia’s opposition leader said Tuesday a quake-tsunami that killed thousands in neighbouring Indonesia was ‘punishment from Allah’ for the...

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    Saudi calls Khashoggi killing 'grave mistake,' says prince not aware

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:51am on October 22, 2018

    Saudi Arabia on Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate a ‘huge and grave mistake,’ but sought to shield its...

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    May to say Brexit 95pc settled as MP mutiny fears rise

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:11am on October 23, 2018

    Prime minister Theresa May will tell Britain’s parliament on Monday that Brexit negotiations are ‘95 per cent’ complete but that she cannot accept the European Union’s Northern Ireland border proposals — as she faces down an increasingly mutinous faction within her own party....

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    US lawmakers blame Saudi crown prince

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 01:10am on October 23, 2018

    Top US lawmakers turned their ire on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday and said they believed he ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, although the Trump administration maintained a more cautious stance....

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    Hariri says he is still working to form govt

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 01:08am on October 23, 2018

    Efforts to form a new Lebanese government after months of negotiation remain ‘on their way to a solution’, prime minister designate Saad al-Hariri said on Monday....